Tom Reichner wrote in post #18761184
That wouldn't be any problem for me. .
I usually upgrade a body once every 3 to 6 years, and when I do upgrade, I usually buy a body that has already been discontinued. .
I got a 1D2 in 2007, a 50D in 2010, a 1D4 in 2013 ... and will probably move up to a 5D4 in 2020.
Hence, I couldn't care less if Canon's new bodies work with the old EF lenses or not, because I will never be in the market for a new body. .
I will always buy old discontinued bodies on eBay or the FM classifieds or Craigslist. .
And yeah, I use my gear for business purposes, too, just like some of y'all.
There is just no actual need
to have current gear ...... whether for business purposes or hobby purposes, we're still just making images. .
We don't need
to be efficient, and we don't need
to have access to manufacturer service. .
Sure these things can help us make more money, but we don't actually need
to make more money ..... some of us are okay struggling along as we've always done. .
Making more money and running a business efficiently is not an absolute need, it's just preferred. .
I think we all should take time to think about what is an absolute life-or-death need
, and what is just something that enables a preferred lifestyle. .
Some folks here in this thread seem to confuse the two.
What camera you use doesn't really affect your business, even though you seem to think it does. .
You're just taking pictures for people who want them. .
It really isn't that big of a deal whether your gear is current or super-efficient or whatever. .
You're still just taking photos for people who want to remember their life's events. .
None of this is really important to you, even though in your head you see it as all-important, and take it all very seriously. .
No one should take things so seriously, not even their livelihood is all that serious. .
It's just what you do to put a few bucks in your pocket and support the family or whatever. .
If it doesn't work out, then you can just up and do something different to put the bucks in your pocket. .
Not really a biggie. .
Nothing in life is all that important, really. .
Most of us could easily survive on 1/3 the income we currently make. .
I've been homeless for a few years; no big deal ... stayed in a friend's basement for a while, stayed in another friend's loft for a couple of years ..... no biggie; wasn't some big problem or anything like that .... I still got to do a lot of stuff that I liked doing and had a pretty fun few years. .
You don't have
to make good money with your photography business - if it fails then you will still be alive, and yes, that is good enough..